View Full Version : best place in so cal (orange county) to buy surplus rifles

12-13-2006, 2:24 PM
I used to shop at armory of orange a lot... but after they closed i dont know of any stores like it. i know fowlers has the two racks out front but their prices are way out of line....does anybody have any suggestions....or even websites i could look at. Im thinking of getting either a nagant or 1903a3.....and am looking for something cheap and accurate i can plink around with. open to all suggestions

12-13-2006, 2:31 PM
get your C&R and have as many as you want shipped right to your door, it opens up a new world of possibilitys

12-13-2006, 2:32 PM
A Mauser or Mosin Nagant would be much cheaper to feed than a 1903

12-13-2006, 3:03 PM
Big 5. Don't expect any help from the managers as their knowledge is about as much as the gun identification poster on the side next to the counter. The more cosmoline it's slathered in, the better.

Ammo Bros. has some surplus rifles but not much.

If you are 21 or over just get a C&R. Best $30 you can spend and surplus rifles shipped to your door directly.

12-13-2006, 4:14 PM
sweet.... any info that would help on getting my C&r before i google it?

12-13-2006, 4:30 PM
I miss Armory of Orange too :(
I bought more than a few guns there...


12-13-2006, 4:50 PM
I just dug around until I found the form again from the ATF, and have now incorporated it into this article: